There wouldn’t be a celebration called Christmas
if John the Baptist would have refused to baptize Jesus,
would have refused to unlock the connection between
the Heavenly Father and the carpenter’s son,
and if John would have denied the old prophecy,
declaring himself as the leader of the masses.
Without the modest nature of John the Baptist,
there wouldn’t be the stories of the New Testament to read:
without John’s humility, a boy named Jesus and his birth
wouldn’t have become the core of the sequel of the book
of the chosen people of HaShem.
For us, the stories of Jesus and his birth are the basis of Christmas,
which is the festival of love.
In the name of this love,
when you’re preparing your Christmas meal,
placing the gifts under the Christmas tree,
and talking to the Heavenly Father,
please, remember to pray for John.
Paula Puolakka is a Beat poet, writer, and MA (History of Science and Ideas.)